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Pune, India
Joined August 2016
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Why do you use Linux?
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Americans. It’ll put Americans through the five stages of grief. That’s just punishment for their crimes against the English language. The British Commonwealth calls the unit of length “nanometre,” instead, and uses the “-meter” suffix for devices, like “speedometer.”
this parenthetical will put some through the five stages of grief
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Update: this issue is resolved as of 1945 hours IST.
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Emailing enumerable usernames and the plaintext default weak password for a bunch of new users at once by putting all of users in the “To” field sounds like something that should be punishable by death, but surprisingly isn’t. 😒 #infosec
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Ankit Pati retweeted
jq for binary formats github.com/wader/fq jq コマンドのような感じでバイナリファイルを表示できるようだったので触ってみてるけれど面白いかも・・!
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us-east-1 is down again!
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Replying to @KelloggsUS
You can get rid of your piece of shit CEO who just fired 1,400 people for rejecting his offer of a 3¢ raise while he continues to make $11 million per year. I'm boycotting this company until Kellogg's makes this right and anybody else reading this, I hope you'll do the same.
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Samsung teamed up with #Discovery and #ProjectCAT to produce a documentary to raise awareness of the pressing need to protect tigers, as well as their habitats. Read on to see how the #GalaxyS21Ultra 5G was used to capture the brilliant wildlife news.samsung.com/global/capt…
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“We can never be truest friends. Can we pledge to be noblest foes, instead?” is an actual thing I had to tell someone today, how’s your day going?
Since I don’t drink… Prospective Employer: I’m gonna need to see some age verification. Me: Red Hat Linux 8 is my first Linux. PE: Sorry, you’re too young… Me: Read that again. PE: Enjoy your offer letter.
Liquor store clerk: I’m gonna need to see some age verification Me: IBM is a titan of the computer industry. Liquor store clerk: enjoy your purchase
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Obligatory contribution to the “Linux” trend on Twitter. Behold my minimal desktop, that hides great complexity and capability underneath!
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My life story. I’m bad at math, and good with languages, and I turned out to be a pretty decent coder.
Coding is more about communicating than computing. New data: the best predictor of how quickly people learned to code wasn't math or cognitive ability, but language aptitude. Math skill was almost irrelevant. Coding is mastering a language, not numbers. nature.com/articles/s41598-0…
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This, right here, is why “certifications” and “compliance” immediately make me suspicious of the abilities and processes of the holders.
Here's a fun exercise: Azure has all the compliance certifications you can think of. How are they running Nov 2017 K8s and Oct 2016 runc?
The penguin army, marching in on the Desktop Wastelands from the Server Clouds, Supercomputer Mountains, IoT Hills, and Android Continent, to capture the last holdout against the Imperial might of the Empire of Linux.
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The only command you need to know as a “regular” Linux user is `tmate`, so you can summon help from someone who knows these fifty commands and beyond, instead of wheeling your PC to the nearest computer guy’s shop to install Chrome.
Top 50 Linux Commands You Must Know as a Regular User 🐧 A thread 👇🧵
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Thank you, @Twitter, for completely breaking backticks with the new font. `echo Not Good`
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I love Windows security. /s TPMs can’t fix stupid. Hopefully they can fix the market share, though.
Replying to @gynvael
And setup.exe requires e.g. version.dll to run. Where will it find it? Since it's not a "Known DLL", it will look in the directory of the executable before system32/. So, it would run the evil version.dll you had lying in your Download folder. Also: clear Download regularly :)
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“Fatal error: user declined simulation” is the most makes-me-question-my-existence error message ever. Who is the user? Definitely not me.
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I want the confidence with which PostgreSQL places `createuser`, `dropuser`, etc. binaries on my $PATH, because of course it’ll be the only DB I can ever think of using, and it’s not like UNIX has any other kind of user. /s
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